Phoenix Park Tunnel
|Phoenix Park Tunnel|
Irish: Tollán Pháirc na Fhionnuisce
Southern end of the tunnel
|Carrying:||Heuston Station to Dublin-Sligo line|
|Owned by:||Iarnród Éireann|
The tunnel was built in 1877. It begins at the Liffey Railway Bridge near Heuston Station, running underneath the Phoenix Park for 755 yards before re-emerging close to the junction of the Cabra Road and Navan Road. It joins with the Sligo line near Glasnevin, before continuing to Dublin Connolly Station.
The tunnel was originally built by the Great Southern and Western Railway company to connect Kingsbridge station to the Dublin Docklands, and primarily used for freight. Historically the line had not been used for regular passenger trains, with most traffic through the tunnel being freight or carriages and engines shunted between Connolly and Heuston for maintenance. It had occasionally been used for special passenger services, including traffic for major Gaelic Athletic Association fixtures.
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- "Renovation work on 138-year-old Phoenix Park railway tunnel commences". Irish Independent. 18 August 2015. http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/renovation-work-on-138yearold-phoenix-park-railway-tunnel-commences-31459736.html.
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